The 9th Annual South African Food & Wine Festival
@ Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring, Virginia, USA.
September 13th & 14th, 2014
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Get your SA Fest Tickets Early and  SAve!

Tickets will be available starting June 1st!  Buy your tickets early and save.  Check back for details.

Welcome to the 2014 South African Food & Wine Festival!  As always, we’re looking forward to hosting this amazing event and seeing so many friends from around the world converge on central Virginia for a weekend of great wine, food and music.   We’ll be adding new information about entertainment, wine and winemakers over the next few weeks, so check back for details. 

                                               We’ll see you in September!


Here’s a little of what’s in store for this year’s event.  Check back for more....

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Visit MAN Vintners at the South African Food & Wine Fest, meet winemaker Francois Bezuitenhout and taste the wonderful wines of MAN.  Read more...

Tuelo and Her Cousins to play at the South African Food & WIne Festival
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Jean-Baptist Cristini joins the festival again this year, representing the wines of Fairview, Spice Route and Land’s End.  Read more..

BraaiTime Biltong

Biltong & droerewors..say no more!  One taste of these traditionally seasoned and cured South African dried meat treats and you’ll never eat jerky again.  Take a spin through Braai Time’s Web site- meet them at the festival for a tasting and stock up while it lasts.

Fly South African Airways

One lucky, really lucky, visitor to the festival will win 2 round-trip tickets to South Africa, thanks to our sponsor South African Airways!  Visit the South African Airways booth at the festival to sign up.  Meet Damion Rose from South African Airways and his crew - they’ll hook you up with some great info and brochures on visiting South Africa.  Check out the details of the give-away and visit their SAA Web site to start planning your trip of a lifetime...

SA Fest T-shirts

Visit the market tent for cool SA Fest gear, imported spices, hot sauces, Rooibos tea, rusks, arts & crafts and a NEW line of Aloe Ferox products from South Africa.

Dumisile Martin

Dumisile Nxumalo Martin is the ever-charming host of the festival's Market Tent. Dumisile was born and raised in Manzin, Swaziland. After completing her masters work at Tulane University, she joined the Foreign Service with American husband Bill Martin, serving in posts throughout Africa and India.  After retiring from the Foreign Service, Dumicile and her husband settled in the bucolic, rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. Dumisile began importing crafts from Southern Africa about 10 years ago.  Read more about Dumicile Nxumalo Martin

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